Two blueberry margaritas served on a wooden board in rocks glasses with salt rims, blueberries, and lime wedges.

This bright pink margarita is our new favorite drink of summer! This is a classic margarita but spiked with the tart, fruity flavor of blueberries. We love adding blueberry flavor to the tangy taste of a margarita—it really adds a kick of something special!

Close view of a bright pink blueberry margarita in a rocks glass with a salt rim, two blueberries, and a lime wedge garnishing the glass.

What is the main alcohol in a margarita?

A classic margarita uses tequila and an orange liqueur. We recommend tequila blanco, but you can use another tequila as well. For the orange liqueur, look for Triple sec or Cointreau—we tested this blueberry cocktail with both, and they were equally great!

What do I need to make blueberry margaritas?

Other than the tequila, you’ll need:

  • Fresh blueberries
  • A lime
  • Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • Simple syrup 
  • Ice
  • Garnish: Sea salt, blueberries, more lime (all optional)
Overhead of two blueberry margaritas on a wooden serving board with fresh blueberries and lime wedges.

How do I make this blueberry margarita recipe?

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries with the lime juice. 
  2. Add lime rinds, tequila, simple syrup (optional), and Cointreau or Triple sec to the cocktail shaker. Put the lid on and shake well.
  3. Run a wedge of lime over the edge of a glass, then dip the rim in a shallow dish of salt. Make two salt-rimmed glasses.
  4. Add a handful of ice to each of the prepared glasses. Strain the margarita into the glasses.
  5. Garnish as desired. Enjoy!

Can I use frozen blueberries? 

You absolutely can! Just make sure to defrost your blueberries first before adding them. Be aware that frozen blueberries have much more intense color—so don’t be surprised if your final cocktail is more bright purple than bright pink.

A hand pours a bright fuchsia blueberry cocktail from a shaker into a rocks glass with a salt rim and a lime wedge.

What’s this about simple syrup?

The tequila, blueberries, and lime all add a tartness to this blueberry margarita, so we balance that out with some sweetness from simple syrup. To make it, just simmer one cup sugar in one cup of water, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from the heat and chill until needed. You’ll need about three tablespoons for every two margaritas, and can use the rest in other margaritas, sun tealimoncello, or DIY soda

Want more summer drinks like this blueberry margarita? 


Two blueberry margaritas served on a wooden board in rocks glasses with salt rims, blueberries, and lime wedges.

Blueberry Margarita

Yield: 2 margaritas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Shake up your next summer party with a blueberry margarita. Blueberries and lime add a bit of sweet-tart flavor to this cocktail.


  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice, about one lime (reserve the squeezed lime rinds)
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) tequila (any kind works, but blanco preferred)
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) simple syrup
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • Sea salt, blueberries, lime wedges, and ice, for serving


  1. In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, combine the fresh blueberries and lime juice. Mash the blueberries using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon until well smooshed.
  2. Add in the reserved lime rinds, tequila, simple syrup, and Cointreau or Triple Sec. Place the lid on the shaker and shake well to combine.
  3. To salt glasses, pour salt into a shallow saucer. Run a lime wedge over the rim of the glass, then dip the rim into the salt.
  4. Fill two glasses with ice, then pour the margarita over the ice. Garnish with additional blueberries and lime wedges, if desired.


  • To make simple syrup: Combine 1 cup water and 1 cup granulated sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 331mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 1g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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